CAROLINE CO, MARYLAND (made in 1773 from Dorchester, Queen Annes


August 24, 1789-Francis Sellers and Elizabeth Downes
Thomas Sellers Male 7 Aug 1838 Elizabeth Hubbard Caroline (ck Dorchester)

22 Jan 1799 HUBBARD, James BREEDING, Charlotte


from Carole Moon-Walker <>

I don't know which Francis Sellers this is. 


There is a Sellers travel agency in Baltimore - I believe he may be associated with this family.  I spoke with him several years ago and found out he was from a different Sellers line than mine.  Maybe you could look up his email address

Carl Sellers.
ksellers <>


Wills:  Will of James Kenton, 1798, Caroline County, Maryland

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Will of James Kenton, 1798, JR:B:427, Caroline Co., MD

After my debts and funeral charges and my wife's thirds taken out, I devise and bequeath
as follows -

To son Henry - my plantation whereon I now dwell known by name of "Upland" and
"Upland Amended" containing 219 1/2 a. more or less; also one negro girl named - - -

To dau. Lydia Griffith five pounds and no more out of my personal estate.

To dau. Anne - negro boy Phill, negro girl Sarah, one good bed, bed clothes and bedstead,
one cow and one calf.

To dau. Nancy - negro girl Esther, one bed, bed clothes and bedstead, one cow and calf.

To grandson James Thompson - negro boy named Sam.

To son Henry - my still, still worm and still tub.

Rest and residue of personal estate to be equally divided amongst my children as follows,
viz: Henry Kenton, Henrietta Thompson, Anne and Nancy.

My two dau. Anne and Nancy to have a home on my said dwell. plantation and receive
board and accommodation by my son Henry while they remain unmarried - but in case
they should not agree, then (Henry) shall pay to each of them ten pounds per year until
they shall intermarry.

Henry to pay to grandson Allen Sangston when he shall arrive to age of 21 the sum of
twenty pounds.

Ex.: Loving wife Sarah Kenton and son Henry.

14th Nov 1798 (signed)

Witnesses: Henry Downes, Francis Sellars, William Clayland

27th Nov 1798 - then came Henry Downes and Francis Sellers, two of the subscribing wit.
and gave oath.
4th Dec 1798 - then came Sarah Kenton and Henry Kenton, exs. and made oath.

1803-1825 SELLERS, Francis JR No. C 51


             Hugh and Sandy Sellers <>

>From "Sellers Letters) (c) M, Sims


Francis SELLERS was born in Glascow, Scotland, Feb 15, 1756.
We do not know when he arrived in  America, but he settled in
Hillsborough, Caroline Co, MD, where he died Aug 26, 1789,  In
his will, made in 1803 (???), he mention a brother, John (but
we do not know if John came to America with him.).

Francis SELLERS married Elizabeth DOWNES.   The family were all
Methodists.  His children were all born in Hillborough (Hillsboro),
MD where the family lived in a brick mansion on his plantation cared
for by many slaves*** according to a poem written about him.

***the 1800 census shows Francis Sellers had no slaves -- at least 
not in 1800*** (With the information of his death date being before
many events in his history, this area is troubling; could it be
his wedding date? Sandy)

The children were:
A) Henry Downes, b July 28, 1790, d Dec 26, 1811, married Susan
  (Surnames of children below not shown)
B) Francis, b Feb 4, 1792 
C) Margaret, b Jan 9, 1794
D) Caroline, b May 12, 1796
E) Charlotte, b Jul 18, 1798
F) Catherine, b Jan 19, 1801
G) Samuel, b Apr 30, 1803

children of 1)Henry Downes
1a) Henry D., b Oct 1, 1812
2a) Robert Emory, b Mar 14, 1814
3a) Caroline, b Jan 3, 1816 married Wade HAMPTON
4a) Josiah Francis, b Mar 14, 1817
5a) Edward, b Sep 2, 1818
6a) Elizabeth, b Sep 3, 1820 married Dr. Wm. WRIGHT
7a) Frances Ann, b Mar 28, 1812
8a) Susan Jane, b May 13, 1826 married Asbury MORGAN

A poem in honor of Francis SELLERS, written by Katherine KLINE and
published in HISTORY OF CAROLINE COUNTY (revised 1971, Baltimore
Publ. co., MD) by the teachers and children of the county...
originally published 1920) contains 5 verses including these:

Old Hillsboro Academy owes its origin to him;
Which goes to show he was a man of vim.
He donated much money to help the poor.
And had he been richer he would have donated more.

In the Seller's graveyard upon the hill,
He lines buried but we honor him still.


Name: Peter Habbard [Peter Hubbard] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Caroline, Maryland Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 5 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5


THOMAS SULLERS = 10001/01001=
male 20/29 = 1811/1820 (ckDorchester)
male u 5 = 1835/1840
female 30/39 =1801/1810
female 10/14 = 1826/1830

NANCY SOLLERS = female 30/39 = 1801/1810
male 5/9 = 1831/1835

Thomas Hubbard 37MD,
Ann Hubbard 35 Ellen Hubbard 10

Eliza Hubbard 45 MD,B,
Harrietta Hubbard 20 Catherin Hubbard 16 Dennis Hubbard 7 Jacob Hubbard 3

James Hubboard 43 Chaney Hubboard 40 Mariah Hubboard 17 William J Hubboard 15 John W Hubboard 13 Tilghman Hubboard 11 Mary Hubboard 9 Catherine Hubboard 7 Daniel Hubboard 5 Anderson Hubboard 3 Julie Ann Hubboard 0